Name: John HENDERSON
!NOTE: Family legend states they were from Ireland, though the McDonald name makes me think Scotland. Children are NOT verified at this point, but were added to show the orphaned children of "William Thomas". One person has a John Jasper Henderson b. ~1770 in Scotland, marrying in Ireland and then dying after 1810 in Roane County, Tennessee. Children were listed as John 1794 Scotland, ? 1796 Ireland, William Thomas 1798 Scotland/Ireland, Lovel R [Lavin/Savin R!] 1800 Ireland, son 1803 Ireland, Seabird 1805 SC/Ireland. Who knows? I also have Levi and Ephraun 1803, Burnett Murray, John, William Thomas, and Sebird.
Birth: ABT 1770 in ?, Ireland
Death: ABT 1822 in Morgan, Tennessee
NOTE: In Roane County until in 1817 it became Morgan County.
NOTE: Barnett/Burnett HENDERSON turns up a bit in 1810 in Warren, KY quite a few Henderson's, one a Burnett 40010-20010-09 In 1860 in Spartanburg SC a Robert 53 SC HENDERSON has a son Barnett 12 SC HENDERSON.
NOTE: Morgan County, TN Original Deed Book C
From a transcription, apparently the heirs of John Henderson recorded their father's original grant and then went on and recorded indentures for the selling of their "undividied moiety" of "one hundred acres, it being the same land granted to John Henderson and heirs by the State of Tennessee by Grant No. 17508 bearing date the sixth day of August 1832...." to Jefferson LAVENDER. Only the first three are listed as sons, but each indenture is listed the same and so I am ASSUMING that all are siblings. By this thought, the children of John HENDERSON are: Thomas, Sebird, William, Polly (Mary), Viney (Malvina), Sarah, Lovin R, Carter, and Burnett
HENDERSON. John and Ephraim are not mentioned even though both are alive. I am going to list them as first cousins because of this.
--original grant 6 Aug 1832
--pp 111-3: 9 Aug 1832; Thomas, Sebyrd and William HENDERSON "sons & heirs at law to John Henderson, deceased"; witnessed by James GUFFEE, and D S and G W LAVENDER
--pp 113-5: 9 Aug 1832; Elijah LAVENDER "and wife Polly"; witnessed by D S LAVENDER and Burnett HENDERSON; it is specifically mentioned that she signed of her own free will, which makes me think it was HER inheritance
--pp 115-7: 9 Aug 1832; Barnard M KINGTON "and wife Viney"; witnessed by Sebird HENDERSON and D S LAVENDER
--gap in time
--pp 127-9: 15 October 1832; William FLIMM "and wife Sarah of the County of White and State of Tennessee"; witnessed by Sebird & Thomas HENDERSON; also noted that Elijah LAVENDER and Sebird and Thomas witnessed the above signing.
--pp 129-131: 20 Oct 1832; Carter HENDERSON "of the county of Jackson and State of Alabama"; witnessed by Sebird & Thomas; also noted that they witnessed the signing.
--pp 131-3: 24 Oct 1832; Lovin R and Burnett HENDERSON; witnessed by Eldredge MYATT, George ADAMS and G W LAVENDER; I have no idea why these two did not sign earlier as they are from Morgan County.
!FAMILY: Wattsburg [Wartsburg?] Morgan County, Tennessee D Book 6, page 111. There is a mention of an indenture and talks of an exchange of property and names the "sons of the late John Henderson."
!CENSUS: 1830 Census finds four Henderson household's in Morgan County:
Lavin R is in his 30s with a wife in 20s
Sebird is in his 20s with a wife in 20s and a daughter under 5.
Ephraim is in his 20s with a wife in 20s
Oma (John?) is in his 20s with his two boys between 15 and 20 (I imagine his brothers, William Thomas and Burnett). His wife is in her 20s and there is an older woman (mother?) in 50s.
TAX LIST: 1836 Morgan County, Tennessee Tax List has six Henderson's.
Second District: Charles (Lovin's oldest?), Ephraim; Third District: John (with Andrew HAMBY and William, James, and Larkin SNOW); Seventh District: Burnett, Thomas, and Seabird.
!CENSUS: 1840 Census finds only three Henderson household's in Morgan County:
Ephraim is in his 30s, and his wife is mysteriously in her 40s. He seems to
have his mother in his houshold, in her 60s. He has one son and two
daughters under 5, one son and daughter between 5 and 10, and a girl
between 15 and 20 (a servant?).
John is now in his 50s(?) with wife in 30s and a daughter between 5 and 10,
two sons under 5, two 5-10, two 10-15, and three 15-20. (These children
must not have been counted in 1830, because this DOES match the 1850
Margret (WIDOW of who?) is in her 30s and she has a son between 10 and
15 and a son between 15 and 20.
!CENSUS 1850 Census finds five Henderson household's in Morgan County:
John is still there with family, two sons living on their own nearby. The
widow Margaret is still there and now there is the widow Esther, this has to
NOTE: Morgan County, Tennessee Deeds (1818-1846) by Robert Bailey
Transcribed by Georgeanne McPeters
Book C: 25-26 (Original Book C, pages 30-31) 2 Oct 1831. From Lovin R.
HENDERSON to Daniel S. LAVENDER (Power of Attorney). Power of
attorney . . . to Daniel S. LAVENDER . . . to make Elijah LAVENDER a good
lawful transfer to 300 acres of land by me entered in the Entry takers
office for said county by Entry No. 1157 . . . /s/ Lovin R. (his x mark)
HENDERSON. Wit. Levi TREWHITT, Westly GODDARD. Acknowledged 5 Aug
1831. Registered 5 Aug 1831.
Book C: 49-50 (Original Book C, pages 59-60) 4 Jan 1830. From Elijah
LAVENDER to George LAVENDER. Consideration $30. One yoke of steers
formerly beloinging to John HENDERSON dec'd. . . . /s/Elijah LAVENDER.
Wit. (none listed). Acknowledged 28 Jan 1830. Registered 15 Mar 1833.
Book C: 67-69 (Original Book C, pages 77-78) 15 Apr 1833. From John
TRIPLETT, Sr. to Loving R. HENDERSON. Consideration of $10. A certain
tract or parcel of land containing 50 acres . . . on Turnpike road near land
that Achelas PAGE now lives on . . . /s/ John TRIPLETT.
Wit. (none listed). Acknowledged 15 Apr 1833. Registered 20 Jul 1833.
Book C: 98-100 (Original Book C, pages 111-113) 9 Aug 1832. From
Thomas HENDERSON, Sebyrd HENDERSON, William HENDERSON, "sons & heirs
at law to John HENDERSON, deceased" to Jefferson LAVENDER.
Consideration $300. Their undivided moiety of 100 acres of land . . . on the
south side of Clear Creek . . . containing 100 acres, it being the same land
granted to John HENDERSON and heirs by the State of Tennessee by Grant
No. 17508 bearing date the sixth day of August 1832, which said tract of
land . . . belonging the said Thomas, Sebyrd & William so far as their
undivided moiety . . . /s/Thomas HENDERSON, Sebyrd HENDERSON,
William HENDERSON. Proved by Daniel S. LAVENDER and George W.
LAVENDER, 14 May 1834. Registered 15 May 1834.
Book C: 100-102 (Original Book C, pages 113-115) 9 Aug 1832. From
Elijah LAVENDER and wife Polly LAVENDER to Jefferson LAVENDER.
Consideration of $50. Their undivided moiety to 100 acres of land in said
county of the south side of Clear Creek . . . it being the same tract of land
granted by the State of Tennessee to John HENDERSON by Grant No.
17508, which said tract of land so far as the undivided moiety of said Elijah
and wife Polly . . . /s/ Elijah LAVENDER, Polly (her x mark) LAVENDER. Wit.
D.S. LAVENDER, Burnett HENDERSON. Proved 15 May 1834 with said Polly
being examined separate & apart from her husband. Registered 16 May
Book C: 102-104 (Original Book C, pages 115-117) 9 Aug 1832. From
Barnard M. KINGTON & wife Viney to Jefferson LAVENDER. Consideration
$50. All of their undivided moiety in 100 acres of land . . . on the south
side of Clear Creek . . . being the same land granted by the State of
Tennessee to John HENDERSON and heirs by Grant no. 17508 dated 6 Aug
1832, which tract of land so far as extends to the undivided moiety of the
said Barnard & wife Viney . . . /s/Barnard M. KINGTON, Viney (her x mark)
KINGTON. Wit. Sebird HENDERSON, D.S. LAVENDER. Acknowledged 17 May
1834 with Viney KINGTON be examined seperate from her husband.
Registered 17 May 1834.
Book C: 114-116 (Original Book C, pages 129-131) 20 Oct 1832. From
Carter HENDERSON of Jackson Co., Alabama to Jefferson LAVENDER of
Morgan Co., TN. Consideration of $50. His undivided moiety to 100 acres
of land . . . on the south side of Clear Creek . . . It being the same tract of
land granted by the State of Tennessee to John HENDERSON by Grant No.
17508, which said tract of land so far as the undivided moiety of the said
Carter HENDERSON extends for himself and his heirs . . . /s/ Carter
HENDERSON. Wit. Sebird HENDERSON, Thomas HENDERSON.
Proved 16 Sep 1834. Registered 20 Sep 1834.
Book C: 116-118 (Original Book C, pages 131-133) 24 Oct 1833. From
Lovin R. HENDERSON and Burnett HENDERSON to Jefferson LAVENDER.
Consideration of $50. Their undivided moiety to 100 acres of land . . . on
the south side of Clear Creek . . . it being the same tract of land
granted by the State of Tennessee to John HENDERSON by Grant No.
17508, which said tract of land so far as the undivided moiety . . . /s/
Lovin R. HENDERSON, Burnett M. HENDERSON. Wit. Eldredge MYATT, George
ADAMS, G.W. LAVENDER. Proved 16 Sep 1834. Registered 20 Sep 1834.
Oma b: ABT 1772
- Carter HENDERSON b: ABT 1790 in ?, South Carolina
- Loving R HENDERSON b: ABT 1794 in South Carolina
- Thomas HENDERSON b: ABT 1802 in Tennessee
- Mary HENDERSON b: ABT 1804 in Tennessee
- Sebird B HENDERSON b: 1805 in South Carolina
- Malvina HENDERSON b: ABT 1806 in ?, Tennessee
- Sarah HENDERSON b: ABT 1807 in Tennessee
- William HENDERSON b: ABT 1813 in Tennessee
- Burnett Murray HENDERSON b: ABT 1817 in Tennessee